Author Archives: Charlotte Lozier Institute

Lozier Institute Statement on Abortion Pill Lawsuit Filed by Alliance Defending Freedom

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Medicaid Data Shows Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Visits Have Spiked by More Than 500%   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute, which in 2021 revealed a dramatic surge in abortion pill-related emergency room visits, today applauded Alliance Defending Freedom for challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) erroneous and highly-politicized approval of the abortion […]

ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

Medicaid Data: Decision to Abort First Pregnancy Carries Lifetime Risks of Adverse Events

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Researchers Find Women Whose First Pregnancy Ends in Abortion Have Four Times More Abortions Over Reproductive Lifetime   Washington, D.C. – Researchers analyzing 17 years of comprehensive Medicaid claims data have discovered that women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are likely to have more pregnancies, more abortions, and more miscarriages than women whose first […]

More Than Half of Colorado Abortions Use Drugs Linked to Higher Rates of Complications

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

National Medicaid Data Shows 500% Increase in Rate of Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Utilization   Washington, D.C. – The most recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that abortion pills are now used in over 60 percent of Colorado abortions.   The use of abortion pills (sometimes referred to as […]

STATE DATA: ‘Dismemberment’ Used to Complete 10% of Alaska Abortions

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – According to the most recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, 10% of all induced abortions in Alaska are completed using dismemberment procedures, in which the unborn baby is literally torn apart inside the mother’s womb.   Also known as […]

FACT CHECK: Governor DeSantis is Correct; Babies at 15 Weeks Can Feel Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain, Have Heartbeats, and Suck Thumbs at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis correctly stated during Monday’s gubernatorial debate that unborn babies can feel pain at 15 weeks gestation.  He also correctly stated that unborn babies at 15 weeks gestation have a heartbeat.   Dr. Robin […]

FACT CHECK: S.C. Chief Justice Beatty is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

‘Semantic Gymnastics’ Doesn’t Change the Scientific Consensus That a Baby’s First Heartbeat Occurs at 6 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty today incorrectly claimed that a six-week gestation baby does not have a heartbeat, stating in a South Carolina Supreme Court hearing that, “it’s really not a heartbeat.  It’s […]

FACT CHECK: Stacey Abrams is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

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Scientific Consensus Shows First Heartbeat Occurs 22 Days After Fertilization, Embryonic Heart Vital for Oxygen and Nutrient Distribution   Washington, D.C. – Stacey Abrams incorrectly claimed earlier this week that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” seeming to ignore scientific consensus based on published, validated, objective, biological investigation.   Dr. […]

Here for a Reason: Planned Parenthood Performs Almost 200 Abortions for Every One Adoption Referral

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Annual Report Shows Abortions Are Nearly 100% of Planned Parenthood’s Pregnancy Resolution Activities   Washington, D.C. – Planned Parenthood performed 383,460 abortions in 2019-2020 according to their latest annual report, performing almost 200 abortions for every one adoption referral.   Nichole C. Wilson, executive director of Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), said:   “Planned Parenthood’s annual […]

Karine Jean-Pierre Is Wrong: Texas Pro-Life Law Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

White House Press Secretary Ignores Actual Text of Texas Law   Washington, D.C. – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre incorrectly claimed on Wednesday that a new Texas pro-life law will “block medical providers from providing life-saving and health-preserving care”.  She further claimed that “women may die as a result.”   Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., […]

Fact Check: Texas Pro-Life “Trigger Law” Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Board-Certified Physician Compares Actual Text of Texas Law to Standard Medical Guidance Provided to OB/GYNs   Washington, D.C. – Published reports indicate that some Texas doctors have denied women the current national standard of medical care due to apparent confusion over the Texas Heartbeat Act (2021) and the Texas Human Life Protection Act, which takes […]

Public Health Threat: New York Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent New York State Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications than surgical abortions.   […]

Experienced OB/GYN on Idaho Pro-Life Law: Standard Obstetric Treatment Offers Women Better Outcomes Than Abortion for Pregnancy Complications

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Federal Judge in Idaho Asks Lawyers Hypothetical Questions Regarding Medical Treatment Under Idaho Pro-Life Law   Washington, D.C. – A federal judge on Monday asked lawyers representing the State of Idaho two hypothetical questions regarding real-world application of Idaho’s pro-life “trigger law,” which is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 25th.   In one […]

Interview Opportunity: Veteran Texas OB/GYN Provides Clarity on Texas Pro-Life “Trigger” Law Which Takes Effect August 25th

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Board-Certified OB/GYN Says “Plain Reading” of Texas Law Easily Refutes Claims of Confusion by Pro-Abortion Activists   Washington, D.C. – Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Texas over the past 25 years, says that misinformation from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion activists regarding the upcoming Texas […]

Public Health Threat: Pennsylvania Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Pennsylvania Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Abortion pills (sometimes referred to […]

Charlotte Lozier Institute Hires Nichole Wilson As Executive Director

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Former Counsel to Sen. Tim Scott and Sec. Ben Carson Will Lead Dobbs-Era Science and Data Research, Combat Pro-Abortion Misinformation   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute, America’s premier scientific institute for pro-life issues, is pleased to announce that Nichole C. Wilson has joined the organization as executive director, replacing Stephen M. Billy, who now […]

Fact Check: State Pro-Life Laws Explicitly Protect Lives of Pregnant Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Despite Pro-Abortion Misinformation, Plain Reading of Actual Laws Shows Necessary Medical Care is Protected   Washington, D.C. – A new Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to […]

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Science to Kentucky Judge Mitch Perry: Human Life Begins at Fertilization

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Kentucky Circuit Judge Confuses Basic Scientific Facts for Religious Belief in Decision to Block State Pro-Life Laws   Washington, D.C. – Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry incorrectly claimed on Friday that two Kentucky pro-life laws were based on a “distinctly Christian doctrine of the beginning of life … unduly interfering with the free exercise of […]

Fact Check: Dobbs Will Not Impact Life-Saving Medical Care for High Risk or Ectopic Pregnancies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Common Abortion Procedures and Pills Don’t Treat Ectopic Pregnancies   Washington, D.C. – Pro-abortion politicians and pundits are dangerously spreading misinformation that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs will prevent pregnant women from receiving necessary medical care in the event of life-threatening complications.   For example, Daily Beast columnist and former CNN commentator Wajahat Ali […]

Justice Sotomayor is Wrong: Women Are Not Fourteen Times More Likely to Die from Pregnancy

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Include Debunked Statistic in Dissent   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan included a thoroughly debunked statistic in their dissent of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe, claiming that “an American woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having […]

Justice Breyer is Wrong: Modern Advances in Ultrasound and Fetal Surgery Anything But “Slim”

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Ignore 50 Years of Science   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan incorrectly described modern developments in our scientific understanding of unborn babies as “slim” in their dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since Roe […]

President Biden is Wrong: Abortion Pills Lead to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Biden Administration Continues ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Report No Data on Evil’ Mindset While Ignoring Science   Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed today that the abortion pill is safe and announced his Administration would work to increase access to the abortion pill, which real-world science demonstrates will only put more […]

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Real-World Data: More Than 800,000 Lives Saved via Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Since 2016

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Community-Based Support for Women Includes More Than 10,000 Licensed Medical Professionals   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of a nationally representative dataset reveals that since 2016 more than 800,000 human lives have been saved through the community-based care of pro-life pregnancy centers, which provide local women with tangible support to address challenges related to […]

Dangerous Deception: Not Telling Your Doctor About Abortion Pill Use Increases Health Risks

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Hospital Admissions for Surgery Double When Abortion Pill Complications Are Miscoded As Natural Miscarriage   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of 423,000 confirmed abortions debunks the common abortion industry narrative that “there’s no medical reason to tell a doctor about an abortion.”   According to the new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), if […]

Memo to Speaker Pelosi: Science Has Changed Significantly Since 1973

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pelosi Appears Unaware of Advancements in Ultrasound, Fetal Diagnosis, Fetal Pain, and Prenatal Surgery Since Roe   Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incorrectly claimed on Sunday’s Face the Nation that “science hasn’t changed” while discussing her political views on abortion and the Dobbs late-term abortion case currently before the Supreme Court.   Dr. […]

Rockefeller Commission at 50: Pro-Life Leaders Reject ‘‘Heartless’’ Policies, Urge Respect for Human Life

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

A Declaration for a New American Future   Washington, D.C. – 50 years ago, the Rockefeller Commission on Population Growth and the American Future released a massive report calling for the United States to achieve zero population growth.   The March 27, 1972, report, requested by President Nixon and authorized by Congress, called for the […]

‘The Amazon Of Baby Body Parts’

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pro-Life Activists Say They Discovered Fetuses Stored in Paper Bags at University of Washington   Washington, D.C. – A disturbing photograph released Wednesday reportedly show human fetuses stored in paper bags inside a freezer at the University of Washington Birth Defects Research Laboratory in Seattle.  The photographs were taken by Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, Survivors of […]

Science to Judge Jackson: Yes, An Unborn Child Can Feel Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pro-Abortion and Pro-Life Scientists Agree That Unborn Babies Are Capable of Pain as Early as 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today answered, “I don’t know,” when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) if an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation.   According to modern, […]

Public Health Threat: Delaware DHSS Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Delaware Health and Social Services data shows a dramatic increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   The public data, analyzed […]

Chemical Abortion: FDA Ignores ‘Inconvenient’ Science and Data Confirming Public Health Threat

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Major Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced plans to irresponsibly erode longstanding patient safeguards on the abortion pill, despite major U.S. and international research confirming that chemical abortion has led to a surge in emergency […]

Public Health Threat: Connecticut DPH Data Shows More Women Using Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – Half of all Connecticut abortions are performed with potentially dangerous drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Publicly available data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and analyzed by […]

Public Health Threat: Colorado DPHE Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent State of Colorado abortion data shows a dramatic increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Public data collected by the […]

Memo for Justice Kagan: A Lot Has Changed Since Roe and Casey

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Babies Can Now Be Seen Clearly, Diagnosed, and Treated Before Birth   Washington, D.C. – Justice Elena Kagan today stated during Dobbs oral arguments that “not much has changed since Roe and Casey.”  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since 1973, including major advancements in ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, and the ability to […]

Justice Sotomayor Is Wrong: Fetal Pain Is Not ‘Fringe Science’

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Capable of Pain at 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Justice Sonia Sotomayor incorrectly claimed during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that the existence of fetal pain before 24 weeks is only believed by a “small fringe of doctors,” seeming to ignore modern peer-reviewed studies that have influenced the work of Dr. […]

Chief Justice Roberts Is Correct: U.S. Abortion Law Is Outside Global and European Mainstream

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

47 Out of 50 European Nations Limit Elective Abortion Prior to 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Chief Justice John Roberts correctly stated during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that United States abortion law is extreme in comparison to global and European norms.   According to a comprehensive 2014 Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) analysis of abortion […]

Dobbs Case: What Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Resources for Reporters and Commentators Covering the Dobbs Case   Washington, D.C. – Science reveals that an unborn baby’s heart has already beat nearly 16 million times by the 15th week of gestation, or the point at which a contested Mississippi law limits elective abortion.   As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments […]

Public Health Threat: Chemical Abortion Leads to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FDA Must Consider Comprehensive Medicaid Data That Disproves Abortion Industry Claims Regarding “Safety” of Chemical Abortion   Washington, D.C. – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works toward a December 16 decision on chemical abortion safeguards, a groundbreaking new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) shows that increased access to abortion pills creates a […]

Community Impact: Texas Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Provide $33 Million in Support for Families

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

New Report Highlights Grassroots Support for Texas Mothers   Washington, D.C. – Pro-life pregnancy centers provided nearly $33 million in total services, materials, and support at virtually no cost to Texas women and families in 2019, according to a new report from the nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) produced in partnership with the Care Net […]

First-of-Its-Kind Website Makes Science of Prenatal Development Understandable & Accessible

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

‘The Most Accurate, Scientific, Up-to-Date Presentation of Human Life Being Knit Together in a Mother’s Womb’   Washington, D.C. – After nearly two years of research, peer review, and development, the nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) today debuted VoyageOfLife.com, the most accurate, scientific, and up-to-date presentation of human life being knit together in a mother’s […]

Health Risk: Alaska DHSS Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services abortion data shows a dramatic increase in the number of women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which according to multiple peer-reviewed studies pose higher […]

Abortion Industry Cites Outdated Science, Flawed Analysis in Dobbs Late Abortion Case

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Babies Can Experience Pain Prior to 15 Weeks, Majority of European Countries Limit Abortion No Later Than 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Using outdated research and flawed analysis, the abortion industry today ignored both modern science and basic legal facts while asking America’s highest court to overturn Mississippi’s 15-week limit on late abortions.   […]

New Report Highlights 15 Facts Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Outdated Laws and Court Precedents Should Follow the Science, Recognize Rights of ‘Amazingly Complex Human Beings’   Washington, D.C. – A new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute highlights that at 15 weeks’ gestation, an unborn baby’s heart has already beat nearly 16 million times since it first started pumping blood by the 6th week […]

Health Risk: State of Florida Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – Newly released State of Florida abortion data shows a dramatic increase in the number of women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which according to multiple peer-reviewed studies pose higher rates of complications.   Data […]

Science: At 6 Weeks, Unborn Baby’s Heart Rate is Approximately 110 Beats Per Minute

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Following the Science on Texas Heartbeat Act   Washington, D.C. – With a national debate raging over the new Texas law which protects life from the first heartbeat, what does science say about unborn babies at 6 weeks’ gestation?   “While some people falsely claim that a preborn baby at 6 weeks’ gestation is just […]

Pro-Life Scientists: Facts You Should Know About FDA-Approved Pfizer Vaccine

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Abortion-Derived Cell Lines NOT Used for Production, Some Use in Laboratory Tests   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  Scientists and researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) have been studying the Pfizer vaccine from a pro-life perspective since March 2020.   “The […]

Health Risk: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Data Reveals Sharp Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Wisconsin abortion data shows a significant increase in the number of women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which according to multiple peer-reviewed studies pose higher rates of complications.   Data collected […]

New Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks Myth of Abortion as “Normative” for Mothers

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Analysis of Millions of Pregnancies in 17 States With Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Finds Mothers With Both Births and Abortions Are “Rare”   Washington, D.C. – A new peer-reviewed study of nearly eight million pregnancies debunks the abortion industry narrative that abortion is a normative experience for mothers, finding that mothers with both births and abortions are […]

Health Risk: Nebraska’s 2020 Abortion Report Reveals Sharp Increase in Chemical Abortions

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

International Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict Four Times More Complications Than Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – Newly released Nebraska abortion data shows a significant increase in women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which have been found to pose higher rates of complications.   Data collected by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services […]

Scientists Ask Supreme Court to Modernize Outdated, “Cruel” U.S. Abortion Law

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Shows Unborn Babies Feel Pain Well Before 1970s-era Standard of Viability   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), together with Dr. Maureen Condic, a human embryology professor and CLI associate scholar, filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization […]

New Study: Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Most Common Among Women Who Have Abortions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021     Medicaid Data in 17 States with Taxpayer-Funded Abortion “Consistent” with Evidence of Women Being Pressured into Unwanted Abortions   Washington, D.C. – A new peer-reviewed study of 2,162,600 Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states with state taxpayer-funded abortion shows that “rapid repeat pregnancy” (defined as a second pregnancy […]